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Basecamp Trekking Mount Everest North

“In every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks.”

– John Muir

Have you Always wanted to admire the highest mountain in the world at close range and get taste of real expedition air? Then join un on our Everest Expedition and become part of the Team on the way to the hig camps of Everest. Not often is there the opportunity to experience a real 8000m expedition and get so close to the mountain of all mountains.

We are pleased to be able to offer a limited number of guests an accompanying trekking on the North side, from Tibet. You decide how high you want to go: to the Basecamp (5200m) to observe the Everest expeditions; to the Advanced Basecamp (6450m), from where you can do other high-altitude tours; or to the North Col (7005m) to accompany the Expedition Team until the day of the summit ascent.

 

Adventure Factor brave
Experience / Emotion lifechanging
Fitness / Struggle challenging
Risk the height
Comfort expedition style

Highlights:

  • unique opportunity to experience a live Everest Expedition
  • 3 variants: up to Basecamp, up to the Advanced Basecamp or up to 7,000m to the North Col
  • Join ascent with the Expedition team
  • very close to the highest mountain in the world
  • comfortable base camp facilities and best food in the Basecamp

Trip dates:

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Price per person: 0

Weather and conditions on the mountain can lead to changes in the Programme or route. The treks on each day are led by a mountain guide.

We enable maximum flexibility. The Expedition can be Extended if the circumstances so require, if the participants so desire and if they bear the additional Costs incurred.

It is also possible to be there during the entire Everest Expedition (42 days), just ask us!

The following schedule is planned: 

1st - 9th day: Arrival and trekking to the basecamp

Day 1: Arrival and get-together at the hotel in Kathmandu
Meet and greet the other participants while enjoying a beer in the hotel gardens. Excitement and anticipation for the coming experience are in the air.

Day 2-3: Last organizations and remaining time at free disposal in Kathmandu. Those who don’t know it yet will love it. Relax in a pleasant hotel, shop or get to know the Nepalese cultural programme.

Day 4: For the time we say goodbye to Nepal and fly to Lhasa, the higest capital of the world. The centrally located hotel offers a good starting Point to explore the city and get a taste of Tibetan air for the first time.

Day 5: Lhasa. Even today there is still time to admire the former residence of the Dalai Lama and the countless monasteries and temples of the City, some of which have been declared a UNESCO-World-Heritage-Site or a bowl of butter tea to observe the everyday life of the Tibetans.

Day 6: Drive towards Shigatse. Today we leave Lhasa and head south to Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet. On the way we marvel at the barren Beauty of the Tibetan Highlands, which alone would be worth a trip. There is still time for an acclimatisation hike to a nearby monastery.

Days 7: Drive to Tingri at 4.300m. The accomodation is again very simple, the Food is still very good! In the afternoon there will be another acclimatization hike, having good weather with a view of the eight-thousander Cho Oyu.

Day 8: Rest day. For acclimatization we have a rest day. Also here there are beautiful 5000m high hills for hiking. One is amazed at the flocks of sheep with their sheperds, because here the landscape is even more barren.

Day 9: We leave for the Everest Basecamp (Paddock) at 5200m.

Variation Basecamp (5.200m)

Days 10-15: Time at Basecamp. We spend the time in the base camp with acclimatization hikes, observe the ligistics and the Expedition and feverish with the aspirants.

Days 16–17: Time to say goodbye to the aspirants and wish them all the best for their ascent! Start of the return journey from basecamp to Kathmandu with an overnight stay half way.

Days 18: Individual journey home. Today we go home for all participants. We recommend that you book a rebookable flight ticket so that we can react flexibly to any changes in dates.

Variation Advanced Basecamp (6.450m)

Days 10-22: Time at Basecamp, ascent to Interim Camp (5800m) and Advanced Basecamp (6450m). We spend time in the base camp with acclimatization hikes,observe the logistics and the Expedition process and feverish with the aspriants. Now follows the ascent to the Interim Camp (5800m) and the Advanced Basecamp Permit allows us to climb to Advanced Basecamp at 6400m. Further tours are possible by Arrangement with the Expedition leader.

Days 23–24: Time to say goodbye to the aspirants and wish them all the best for their ascent! Start of the return journey from basecamp to Kathmandu with an overnight stay half way.

Days 25: Individual journey home. Today we go home for all participants. We recommend that you book a rebookable flight ticket so that we can react flexibly to any changes in Dates.

Variation North Col (7.005m)

Day 10-25: Time at Basecamp, ascent to Interim Camp (5800m) and Advanced Basecamp (6450m). We spend time in the base camp with acclimatization hikes,observe the logistics and the Expedition process and feverish with the aspriants. Now follows the ascent to the Interim Camp (5800m) and the Advanced Basecamp Permit allows us to climb to Advanced Basecamp at 6400m. Further tours are possible by Arrangement with the Expedition leader. 

It still goes higher: After a steep glacier ascent we spend the night on the North saddle in Camp 1. While the Expedition Team moves on towards the summit, we start our return journey to Kathmandu.

Days 26–27: Time to say goodbye to the aspirants and wish them all the best for their ascent! Start of the return journey from basecamp to Kathmandu with an overnight stay half way.

Days 28: Individual journey home. Today we go home for all participants. We recommend that you book a rebookable flight ticket so that we can react flexibly to any changes in Dates.

check_circle_outline  What the price includes:

  • Permit to the desired camp
  • complete organization of the trip
  • domestic flight Kathmandu – Lhasa in Economy Class
  • all transfers
  • 4 nights hotel of high category in doube room in Kathmandu
  • full board during the whole trip (Kathmandu only breakfast)
  • Drinks with common meals (non alcoholic)
  • Customs clearance at the Chinese border
  • Double room in accomodation during Arrival at Basecamp
  • luggage Transport to base caamp (25kg luggage/participant)
  • 1 two room tent with bed per participant in the basecamp
  • 1 tent for two persons each in the ABC and in the high camps
  • cosy, heated tent, shower tent, etc. in basecamp
  • satellite communication
  • high camp Equipment (tents, cooker, gas, crockery, Catering)
  • using the fixed ropes on the route
  • warte return Transport from basecamp
  • high girder and climbing Sherpas for the group
  • kitchen crew
  • insurance and Equipment for alal Nepalese personnel
  • all fees and charges
  • pharmacy mountain emergency medicine
  • emergency medical oxygen
  • weather report
  • collateral and guarantees of an Austrian tour operator

 

highlight_off  What the price does not include:

  • international flight to Kathmandu
  • excess baggage on domestic flight
  • personal insurance
  • visa for Nepal
  • personal medication
  • tips
  • personal trekking and climbing equipment
  • sleeping bag for base and possible high camps
  • satellite phone fees
  • all Services not specifically mentioned under “Included Services”

Which Everest route should I choose?

The two “normal ascents” on Mount Everest each offer certain advantages, but also pose their own risks and challenges.

Ultimately it should be a well-informed decision on the part of aspirants whether to climb from Tibet in the north via the North Col and Northeast ridge, or from Nepal in the south over the Khumbu Icefall, Lhotse face and the Southeast ridge.

In many cases, a decision in favour of one or the other side will be a result of several factors including the experience of the participant, his personality, and his exact plan for ascent, Perhaps one side is more appealing to you, it exerts more attraction or catches your eye with a beautiful line. Listen to your intuition, which usually provides the best advice in such cases, or seek personal advice from us!

 

North

+ objectively the safer ascent route
+ the last camp is higher (8300m) resulting in a shorter summit stage
+ more comfortable and luxurious basecamp due to road access

– longer exposure to wind and cold during ascent
– technically more challenging during the last third, more cliffs
– descending from the summit is more difficult

South

+ technically the easier and longer ascent, sheltered from the wind
+ statistically a higher chance of reaching the summit
+ lower altitude base camp, resulting in better regeneration

– ice fall and avalanche hazard at the Khumbu icefall and the Lhotse slope
– last camp is at 8000m, resulting in a longer, more strenuous summit day
– Overall ascent from the base camp is somewhat longer and requires more stamina

 

info  General information

Tour operator for this trip: Furtenbach Adventures GmbH, Hoehenstrasse 5, 6020 Innsbruck, AUSTRIA; phone: +43 (0) 512 204134, mail: info@furtenbachadventures.com).

Despite modern equipment and tactics, high-altitude expeditions still present an enormous challenge. Aside from technical and fitness requirements, it is the altitude itself that presents the largest obstacle. For our Everest Flash Expedition, we use pre-acclimatization in a hypoxic tent at home. It is essential that Everest Flash climbers adhere strictly to the training and acclimatization programme (see our FAQs). 

Weather and conditions on the mountain can lead to itinerary and/or route changes. Climbers take part in the expedition at their own risk and individual responsibility. Furtenbach Adventures assumes no liability for accidents, damages or loss of materials.

If you are not sure that taking part in an expedition like this is the right thing for you, feel free to contact Lukas Furtenbach on Tel +43 512 204134 or e-mail lukas@furtenbachadventures.com for a personal consultation.

This package in general is not suitable for persons with reduced mobility.

 

language   Entry Requirements

Swiss or EU citizens:

Nepal: When entering the country, you need a passport with a validity of at least 6 more months and a visa (available at the airport upon arrival, depending on the duration of your stay from 25 to 100 USD, bring a passport photo)

Information on recommended vaccines and health regulations:
http://www.who.int/ith/en/

More detailed information regarding entry, visa and health requirements for this travel destination will be provided once you’ve communicated your nationality.

 

 

https   Insurance possibilities

We strongly recommend taking out a travel insurance (including trip cancellation, interruption, medical and luggage insurance) For this journey, the Global Rescue Signature Travel Insurance is suitable. The price of the insurance depends on the trip and the personal data of the traveller. We happily make you an offer after booking or upon request.

To cover search and rescue costs in the mountains, we ask our expedition participants to take out a “medical only”-membership at Global Rescue. This membership can be concluded here before departure: https://ss.globalrescue.com/partner/furtenbach/. Further information are provided after your booking.

 

work  Equipment

Unless specified otherwise in the detailed program, all high camp equipment will be provided by us. You need to bring your own personal equipment such as down clothing, expedition shoes, an isolated sleeping mat and a sleeping bag with a comfort range of – 20 to -25 degrees Celsius for the high camp. Following your booking we will send you a detailed equipment list. We will be happy to advise you personally during the selection and purchase of required equipment. With years of expedition experience, we know what has proved its worth and what not.

insert_chart_outlined   Difficulty / Technique

The ascent always lies in the participant‘s personal responsibility, while led by the mountain guide and expedition leader. Participants must be able to move safely and independently in mixed terrain (rock, snow, ice) and – if required – independently build rope teams under the guidance of the mountain guide. Cooperation, camaraderie and support on the mountain increases the chances of success for all. The guide is there to provide guidance for the whole group, the possibilities for him to respond to individual needs is limited. It is imperative that participants adhere to the instructions and decisions made by the mountain guide. Regardless, each participant must know their own physical limits, and be able to make a timely decision to turn back.

For expeditions offered by us, unless otherwise specified in the detailed program, the following is required of participants: independent getting on and off the fixed ropes on cliffs, snow, ice and firn snow slopes, as well as the independent use of crampons and ice axes in mixed terrain. On climbing passages, as well as very dangerous and exposed places, fixed ropes are attached by mountain guides and by the Sherpa team.

 

perm_identity   Physical fitness

A key success factor in expeditions is being in good shape. Train in the months before the expedition! Several hour climbs with a backpack and around 1000 meters per day should not be a problem for you. You have to carry your own personal equipment on the mountain, unless an optional personal Sherpa is booked. The porters are available for the group and set up the high camp and insure the route. We will gladly provide individual advice on how to best prepare yourself mentally and physically for an expedition!

 

local_hospital  Health

We recommend that each participant undergoes a medical examination prior to the expedition. Good health is a prerequisite for participation. Particularly important is a visit to the dentist because previously unnoticed dental problems can become quite acute due to the sudden change in pressure conditions in higher altitudes.

 

landscape  Experience

We are very familiar with the charm and attraction of an eight-thousander! However, we want to make certain that you can ascend safely, come back alive, and be able to enjoy the expedition while on it and not afterwards. Therefore, in order to participate in our eight-thousander expeditions, you must already have collected some experience at high altitudes and mountaineering. When booking, please let us know which heights you have already reached and which high mountains you have climbed. If you are a newcomer, no problem, we offer a bespoke program aimed to train you for reaching your desired destination.

In order to participate in our seven-and six-thousander expeditions, you should have at least some experience on the four-thousander peaks of the Alps or other mountain ranges. Our offer for newcomers applies here as well, we can train you to become prudent and safe high altitude climbers!

We offer a special introductory weekend for all those who want to learn about – or refresh their knowledge of – all the skills and techniques needed on an expedition. More info here.

 

payment  Payment

Deposit Payment is made less than eleven months prior to the end of the trip and is a maximum of 20% of the price. The balance must be paid no earlier than 20 days prior to departure. Please find more information regarding the payment in our GTC.

 

directions_run  Right of withdrawal

The traveller has the right to withdraw from the travel contract at any time by paying the according cancellation fee stated in the General Terms of Conditions of Furtenbach Adventures GmbH (https://www.furtenbachadventures.com/en/service/gtc/, item II. 7.).

For expeditions to 7000 and 8000 meter peaks the following fees apply for cancellations on the part of the client prior to travel: until 3 months prior to departure 50%, within 3 months prior departure 100%.

The tour operator will be released from the contract if the specified minimum number of participants is not achieved and if the customer has been notified about the cancellation in writing within the following periods: until 20 days prior to departure.